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Emergency inclusion technical advisor - AFGHANISTAN

Kabul (Afghanistan)

CONTEXT

Handicap International is an independent and impartial international aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. Working alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, our action and testimony are focused on responding to their essential needs, improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their dignity and their fundamental rights.

Handicap International is a not-for-profit organisation with no religious or political affiliation. It operates as a federation made up of a network of associations that provide it with human and financial resources, manage its projects and implement its actions and social mission.

Handicap International has been present in Afghanistan since the 1980’s. The country is going through a turbulent period, since NATO and US military interventions in 2001 removed the Taliban from power. As a result, Afghanistan remains one of the most impoverished countries in the world.
Despite the country having moved towards a more progressive democracy, conflict is still ongoing and, in some areas, escalating. Since September 28th 2015, armed conflict between Afghan Forces and Talibans over the control of Kunduz in the North of the country have led to hundreds of civilians being reported as wounded by MSF hospital in Kunduz prior to its bombing on October 3rd 2015.
Today, 350 000 civilians including around 40 000 IDPs are still trapped within Kunduz and are at risk of becoming victims of an armed conflict which is still going on. After the bombing of MSF Kunduz Trauma center on October 3rd 2015, all quality emergency rehabilitation care has stopped, leaving injured victims with no more access to quality care: instead, an increasing sizable number has been referred to other care institutions that will run out of capacity to absorb these patients’needs.

Handicap International is potentially deploying an emergency team in order to respond to the crisis in this area. The expatriate will be based in Kabul, and work in remote management.

DESCRIPTION

Under the responsibility of the Emergency Coordinator, and based in Kabul, you will be responsible for:

1.Internally, support HI projects to ensure inclusive HI practices at all phases of project cycle:

Transversal activities:
o Information and awareness on inclusion and vulnerability of all HI staff
o Analysis of the barriers limiting the access to humanitarian responses in order to mainstream inclusion and to adapt HI targets accordingly
o Support project in the definition of their targets
o Ensure a proper data disaggregation mechanism among reporting

Specific needs projects (PSS, rehabilitation care):
o Training of physiotherapist and social workers (SW)
o Support SW in the identification of vulnerable persons with functional limitations and in the implementation of the social support activity

2.Externally, support emergency actors in the definition and implementation of inclusive practices within their projects to improve access to services:

Active participation to main coordination forums:
o Identify the main relevant area where the inclusion unit should be active
o Define HI role and responsibilities within each
o Provide awareness sessions on inclusion and vulnerability
o Diffuse main barriers identified limiting the access to humanitarian responses

Provide bilateral technical support to humanitarian actors:
o Initial assessment of the level of inclusiveness of the partners
o Partner sensitization
o Technical support for the definition of the vulnerability criteria and the identification of vulnerable persons
o Technical support adapted to sector of intervention: education, WASH, shelter, health…
o Community Information and Sensitization

CANDIDATE PROFILE

  • Degree diploma in Humanitarian Action/ Development studies or social fields (anthropology, psychosocial, sociology, protection, etc.)
  • Occupational therapy or Physical Therapy background is a real asset
  • Experience on project management with INGOs
  • Experience on projects related to Inclusion and Protection
  • Experience in advocacy related to disability and vulnerability issue with NGOs, preferably in emergency context
  • Experience in conflict zone is a strong asset
  • Experience in NGO compulsory, in emergency context
  • English mandatory (oral and written)
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
  • Ability to work under high pressure with a great level of personal organisation
  • Diplomacy sense

CONDITIONS

Salary: upon experience + 457 Euros net/month expatriation allowance + 50% of the medical cover taken in charge by HI + repatriation insurance.

Contract of 5 months

Please apply following the link:

http://hi.profilsearch.com/recrute/fr/fo_annonce_voir.php?id=1155&idpartenaire=136

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: Handicap International
  • Location: Kabul (Afghanistan)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2015-10-23

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